Ottos off to Malawi
We are so excited to report to all of you what the Lord has been doing in our lives once again. We have been so blessed by Him up to this point in our journey to Malawi and He has provided us with more than we could have ever imagined…funds raised for the water well for Mfura village, a building in the village of Ndirandi to use as a community center free of charge complete with volunteers, and most importantly a community of believers who have been praying for us and speaking encouraging words all along the way. We have also been blessed in a huge way through a love offering made by our church, King of Kings. In one weekend, we were generously donated $57, 000! Amazing! These funds will go towards moving expenses, plane tickets, a vehicle, household furnishings and goods, and whatever else the Lord has in mind. We are so thankful and would not be able to fulfill this mission without the Body of Christ supporting us prayerfully and financially. It is our hearts desire to move to Malawi at the end of November or beginning of December. Our house must sell soon in order for this to happen. We are waiting and know that God’s ways and plans are perfect, much above ours.
We have a great realtor, Shelli Klemke, who not only agreed to sell our house accepting no commission but has also been going above and beyond, making contacts and phone calls, agreeing with us in prayer, to make this house sell. We are confident God his going to finish this last step for us and trusting this to happen soon! We will re-evaluate in prayer at the beginning of November what the Lord is telling us if our house has not sold by then. I know that so many of you have been praying for this already and we are so thankful! Let’s keep praying!
We are holding a Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction fundraiser this coming Sunday, October 20, from noon-5. It will be at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church at 780 Pinnacle Dr. in Papillion. It is going to be a super fun day with a Kids Carnival, live music by Quartus, www.quartusonline.com, a silent auction and raffle. Rumor has it that if enough money is raised, Trevor may even shave his beard! We really hope that you can make it out to support A Lighted Path, www.alightedpath.org, and the children and people of Malawi, Africa!
Specific prayer requests:
Please pray that God sells our house with time for us to move before baby is born.
Please pray for our fundraising event that God will bless the people that attend and also the message that we send about His Kingdom.
Please pray for the people for the people of Mfura Village and the children at the Ndirandi community center that God will prepare their hearts for the message of their Savior. Also pray for their health and protection.
Praises for a healthy baby (gender left a surpriseJ) at our big ultrasound.
Praises for all the ways He has blessed us thus far in our journey to Malawi.
Blessings! Trevor, Kasey, Victoria, Corbin, Penelope, and Elliott Otto